What happened this day in history October 18, 1968

What are the important events that happened on October 18, 1968? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 18, 1968: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 18, 1968 is the 292nd day of the year 1968 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 74 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 5, 1968 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaenneacontadigon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Nickel every day starting at age 4, then by now that person has accumulated $896.85. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Monkey is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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October 18, 1968 Historical Events

  • 1968
    The U.S. Olympic Committee suspends Tommie Smith and John Carlos for giving a “black power” salute during a victory ceremony at the Mexico City games.

Who were born on October 18, 1968?

  • 1968
    Michael Stich, German tennis player

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